Theatre in Wales

Plays and dance productions in Wales since 1982...

Lucy Gough


We have information on 9 plays by Lucy Gough . Click on the play name to access any reviews in out archive. Click on the company's name to read their details on this web site


The Cresture First presented in 2019
by Company of Sirens

father visits his son, jailed for murder

Mapping the Soul First presented in 2001
by Castaway Community Theatre

A large cast play for Castaway Community Theatre Co and Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Wolfskin First presented in 1997
by Lupa Theatre

Short version performed in The Machine Room Ignition Season at the Lion and Unicorn, London.
A comic play set in a bleak urban future where young men in packs hunt beggars.
Performed by Lupa Theatre at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of the Restless Gravity Festival.

Rushes First presented in 1996
by Arad Goch

Commissioned by Arad. A play for 5th and 6th years about the Holocaust, set in a death camp where a film is being made. Toured early 1996.

Stars First presented in 1995
by Theatr Iolo

A play for 10 to 12 year olds about a search for the end of the universe, commissioned by Theatr Iolo and  Cardiff Science Museum, 'Techniquest'. Performed late 1995.

Watchers of the Night Sky First presented in 1995
by Theatr Iolo
As To Be Naked First presented in 1994
by Clwyd Theatr Cymru

A stage play about the famous 'Ladies of Llangollen'.
Commissioned by Llangollen Museum and  performed in June/July1994 by Theatr Clwyd Theatre In Education [Outreach] in the grounds of Plas Newydd (the home of 'the Ladies'), Llangollen, the ECTARC Hall, Llangollen and in Theatr Clwyd. Toured in 1996 by Castaway Theatre Co.

Crossing the Bar First presented in 1992
by Fallen Angel

BBC Wales Writer of the Year Award 1994. Finalist. Short-listed John Whiting Award 1994.
Commissioned and toured nationally in 1994 by Fallen Angel Theatre Company, including the World Premiere at the Hay-On-Wye Literary Festival. Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Green Room, Manchester.
Has been translated into Croatian and will be Broadcast on Croatian National Radio on the 19th March 2001.
A stage play about death in custody.
A young remand prisoner hangs himself in his cell; in Limbo he finds a novice 'Nun' from the Middle Ages who has starved herself to death. Together they discover of the power of the imagination as they confront 'the Keeper' and 'the Boy' finds a way to life.

"Lucy Gough's play Crossing the Bar spans the gulf of years and of understanding that lies between medieval and present day experience. Her vital and innovative use of language embraces both male and female, sacred and profane."  
Michael Povey, Playwright and Award Judge.

By a Thread First presented in 1992
by Theatr Iolo

Young Peoples Theatre linked to the curriculum for 5th and 6th years and taking place as four characters flee from a civil war.
Commissioned and toured by Theatr Iolo.  
Performed at Cambria Arts Festival, Tregaron in April 1998

Tony Grady - The Belgrade Theatre Coventry.
"...full of subtle use of dramatic action, image and object, rather than words, to carry meaning. To give an example: the boy and girl feeding each other chocolate. I would say that this short sequence contains all of the ambiguities, contradictions and ambivalence of their relationship at this point-."

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